On a Friday night somewhere in the vicinity of Stadium Drive and Interstate 180, the Nebraska Cornhuskers coaching staff held a party for not only their fans, but their recruits and targets at Memorial Stadium.
Almost seven THOUSAND fans came to the stadium with a fan fest before, then they hung out in West Stadium to cheer recruits and coaches alike.
Five-star DE/LB Micah Parsons was one of the main attractions of the camp, and his physical gifts were shown on a play that didn’t have a damn thing to do with his positions. In this video, he went against Christian Tutt, a cornerback Nebraska sorely wants. Micah said LOLOK.
5⭐LB/DE, and now apparently, WR Micah Parsons (@Micah_parsons23) reception over highly sought after 4⭐DB Christian Tutt. #Huskers pic.twitter.com/xAvAhy9Gph— Adam Sutton (@AdamSuttonGBR) June 24, 2017
I’d like to mention that Tutt isn’t bad. Parsons is that much of a damn freak.
If you’re wondering if Parsons has something to think about, you’re right.
Nebraska love is really different!!— BLESSEDMVP (@Micah_parsons23) June 24, 2017
And don’t think that HCMR didn’t take a minute or 5 with him.
#Huskers head coach Mike Riley and ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ DE/OLB Micah Parsons throwing the bones at Friday Night Lights. pic.twitter.com/cO0tsk2WzB— Nate Clouse (@NateClouse) June 24, 2017
He’s not picking a school anytime soon, but expect Parsons to return to Lincoln this coming fall.
The biggest target in the ‘19 camp, Council Bluffs quarterback Max Duggan, was in Lincoln after being in the camp last week as well.
Council Bluffs Lewis Central QB & #Huskers target Max Duggan throwing under the watchful eye of Coach Riley pic.twitter.com/iGMrPnWVUe— Adam Krueger (@AdamKruegerTV) June 24, 2017
During the camp, several Crystal Ball’s came into Duggan for Nebraska, including yours truly. Too much smoke to this fire for nothing to be going down.
Former NFL safety Ryan Clark was at the camp with his son Jordan, who participated in the camp. After the camp, Jordan tweeted out that he got an offer from the Huskers.
Blessed and honored to receive an offer from the University of Nebraska! #GBR pic.twitter.com/ny6Fpfibwg— Jordan Clark (@Jclark21_) June 24, 2017
It wasn’t just the big stars though, it was about all the kids and targets that got two good hours on the turf of Memorial Stadium on Friday. Several other campers were enamored with what they saw in Lincoln and took to social media to share their experience.
Oh yuuuhh!! Nebraska was lit ⚪️ #GBR ☠️ pic.twitter.com/EoOAb5Y4s7— Jayden Russell (@jayzaykc) June 24, 2017
Great time tonight in Lincoln! #GBR #huskers pic.twitter.com/ZHM03t9awx— Spencer Stewart (@_spencerstewart) June 24, 2017
@_TheJoshuaMoore really appreciate you taking time to talk to us bro, #GBR pic.twitter.com/WekRwhhjmg— A$AP (@AidenSkillstad) June 24, 2017
Great night in Lincoln! #GBR ☠️ pic.twitter.com/KSaPfMyW1T— Graham Mertz (@GrahamMertz5) June 24, 2017
Great time in Lincoln #GBR thank you @wideouts pic.twitter.com/Tw13sdgMRw— Dominic gicinto (@dominic_gicinto) June 24, 2017
Put in work today at Nebraska camp! #THEMOVEMENT #TITANPRIDE pic.twitter.com/Bf7ch2qW7U— Cory Patterson (@coachpatterTCHS) June 24, 2017
After the camp portion, the media got the comments of Mike Riley after the camp. Before talking about anything from Friday night (NCAA doesn’t dig him naming campers specifically), he talked about some other things.
True frosh LB Avery Roberts in a boot. Sprained some ligaments in his foot, Riley said. About a 6-week recovery. Could be back for fall camp— Brian Christopherson (@HuskerExtraBC) June 24, 2017
If it’s recent, Roberts would be roughly coming back when camp starts to the second week in, given that Nebraska will be starting camp in July due to the removal of two-a-day workouts by the NCAA.
Riley described transition from Bob Elliott to Scott Booker as "seamless" and consulting work effectively became a "long interview."— Samuel McKewon (@swmckewonOWH) June 24, 2017
Riley said door is open for Keyshawn Johnson to return when he's "physically and mentally" ready to return. "We have an open door."— Samuel McKewon (@swmckewonOWH) June 24, 2017
As far as the two stories that dominated the latter part of the week with Nebraska, you see Riley’s comments. The Keyshawn statement is in line with everything else that’s been said by Key Sr., so it’ll be interesting to see if KJJ makes it back.